Geum triflorim – Prairie Smoke

Sheri Hagwood, hosted by the USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

Geum triflorum Pursh
Old man’s whiskers/ Prairie Smoke

3″ x 6″h (seed head)

  • Blooms: Spring Bloom
  • Water/Drainage Dry to medium
  • Soil Type:  Sand, Sand loam

Called a Versitale plant for the rock garden.

It has 3 season interest and you might be lucky to see a bumble-bee!  I have not seen one in more than two years in my garden, the last taking sips of the lovely echinacea.

Made for well drained, hot / dry sites.

but also found in sub-alpine and montane meadows. The leaves are like those of curled parsley, but more upright in

I plan to line the path with these and smelly geraniums.

Purchased 3 from Prairie Nursery.  Delivered on 6/4/2019.  These will go into larger pots for planting later in the year.

Pollinators love the smoke 

Southwest Colorado Wildflowers – geum

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